The court ruled that cells derived from human embryos cannot be patented, as patents on such cells would encourage the commercialization of human embryos.

Greenpeace is against the patenting of human life. Greenpeace is not anti-stem cell research. Europe has outlawed patents on uses of human embryos for industrial or commercial purpose and this case aims to clarify the law. This decision of the court clearly set clear limits to the commercialization of human life and we welcome it.

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